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AbstractResearch in computational linguistics has made successful attempts at modelling word meaning at scale, but much remains to be done to put these computational models to the test of historical scholarship (see e.g. Beelen et al. 2021). More importantly, a lot of computational research looks at texts in a historical...
Ridge, Mia ; Tolfo, Giorgia ; Westerling, Kalle ; Pedrazzini, Nilo ; McGillivray, Barbara
DatasetData created through crowdsourcing tasks hosted on the Zooniverse platform. Members of the public were asked to look at a selection of articles from 19th century newspapers that mentioned machines and decide if they described an industrial accident. A further task asked participants to transcribe personal, organisational and place names...
Online Georeferencing for Libraries: The British Library Implementation of Georeferencer for Spatial Metadata Enhancement and Public EngagementThe British Library partnered with Klokan Technologies to customise the Georeferencer application for crowdsourcing of spatial metadata capture for two of its most important collections of historic mapping of Britain. This effort built upon previous work in online georeferencing and developments in metadata uses with geographical interfaces in libraries. The...
Kowal, Kimberly C. ; Přidal, Petr